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  I'm a young migraine sufferer, 18, been suffering from migraines that start in my neck typically with a loss of strength in my neck as the pain worsens. There's very few days that I go without this anymore. The pain tends to climb up my neck and turn into sharp, stabbing pain like someone took the nail prying end of a hammer to my skull. I tend to get sensitive to sound and certain scents like smoke (burning wood, leaves, boxes) and occasionally get nauseous. On top of that, I've started getting muscle cramps in a single location at a time (one time it'll be my forearm, the next my knee), and stomach pain. I've tried going to the chiropractor, which seemed to help a little but not much. Neck popped like popcorn both ways when he corrected both sides every time I went, seemed to be about the same each time. Went to my doctors office, the children's one I had been seeing for a while. Had to see a new NP who wrote it off as a stress and need new glasses thing. I'm not entirely convinced, honestly. Last time I heard a "it's just ___" I wound up getting treatment for asthma later than I should have. I'm hoping to get some advice or ideas as to what could be going on? I'm searching and trying to figure it out, but it not exactly easy diagnosing yourself every time... 
  Thanks guys!
  ~Storm_Runner
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  • Hi, sounds like cervogenic migraines (forgive my spelling..not sure if that's how its spelled). I am a migraine sufferer also, and I just recently started PT and the therapist told me he would be able to help my migraines along with my neck pain as the muscles all begin at the base of the skull. I have had exactly what you suffer from. No one knows your body better than you, so if your not happy with the answers the doctor gives you..go see another one. It took me months to finally found out what was going on with me. Hope you feel better.
  • maehaleymaehaley PennsylvaniaPosts: 322
    Have you had any x-rays or an MRI to rule out other issues? Maybe there's something else going on?
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  • maehaley said:

    Have you had any x-rays or an MRI to rule out other issues? Maybe there's something else going on?

    No, the NP had decided simply touching was enough even despite my trying to be adamant about the pain in my neck. I'm hoping to convince mom to take me back after I get new glasses because that's the other thing the NP wrote it off as, but I know the difference between needing new glasses headaches and somethings wrong pain by now.
      
  • maehaleymaehaley PennsylvaniaPosts: 322
    Yeah, you know your own body! Maybe push for some other tests.....
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Hello....
    Just a reminder...there are not any medical professionals on discussion forums.

    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Hello.....
    I used to have severe migraines and went to a specialist for years for treatments.
    My doctor initially did MRI, to rule out any other possible, though unlikely, causes.
    At intervals throughout the years, he had me repeat the MRI.

    I, too, tried a chiropractor, but for me caused more pain.

    I wish you the best.
    Please keep us posted?
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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